significant milestone that has been achieved by the student as each approaches the stageto receive his or her diploma.Graduation/commencement should be a stately, dignified, regal event that issteeped in splendor, pomp, and circumstance. It should be an occasion that has theair/atmosphere of a coronation wherein one is about to be crowned or one is ascending tosit on a throne!
An air horn, confetti, placards and signs have no place at agraduation/commencement ceremony! Likewise, excessively loud, boisterous yellingand cheering has no place at the graduation/commencement ceremony either!
We ask that as you attend this ceremony that you imagine that it is being held inyour Mosque, Synagogue, Temple, Church or Cathedral and not the Charleston CivicCenter Coliseum. We are confident that if you conduct yourself accordingly then, andonly then, will we all be able to enjoy the occasion to the fullest!The Capital High School Administration, Faculty, Staff and Student Body
Capital High School
Class of 2012 Baccalaureate9:25 AM CHS Gym May 9, 20121:00 PM
CHS Performing Arts Center May 13, 2012
Once again we will host the Capital High School Baccalaureate ceremony for thegraduating senior class of 2012 here at our school. When our school first openedBaccalaureate was held at the school. For several years we had hosted the event atvarious locations throughout Charleston. We have returned to the tradition that weestablished 23 years ago.All members of the senior class wishing to participate in our graduation/commencementexercise to be held on Monday evening May 21, 2012, beginning at 7:30 PM in theCharleston Civic Center Coliseum are required to attend and participate in Baccalaureate.Traditionally, Baccalaureate is an ecumenical event with no particular religious referenceor emphasis. It is a culminating event situated prior to graduation/commencement thataffords a graduating senior class the opportunity to commune together one final time andshare, briefly, with the audience of family and friends an overview of important lifelessons they have learned.The school time ceremony for the entire student body will be held at 9:25 AM on themorning of May 9, 2012.On Sunday, May 13, 2012 (Mother
’s Day) beginning at 1:00 PM we
will host theceremony in our Performing Arts Center specifically for the family and friends of thegraduates.The theme for this year's ceremony selected by members of the senior class shall includemusic titles by the world renowned rock group, The Beatles.A listing of the speakers and the songs featured in their respective speeches is listedbelow.Leeanne Mobayed -
“Let It Be”
Elaine Barry -
“Things We Said Today”